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Dave and Licia are working with ZodLounge Studios in Nashville to record new originals for a 5-7 track Album!

album cover art © Jasmine Nicole Photography

DAVE RADFORD, along with THE BAKER HOUSE and ZODLOUNGE STUDIOS present the launch of aNEW ALBUM project KICKSTARTED...            BY YOU!

"Dave's got soul, and he uses his passionate, soulful voice to tell powerful stories." -Jenny & Tyler

"Dave Radford is unique. No one will argue that. He can croon with the best of them. But it's his creative storytelling that sets him apart. This is an intelligent artistry." - Aaron Shust

My name is Dave Radford.  I am working with Kickstarter to raise the cost of recording a studio album in Nashville this June! Check it out :)

I have recently been looking for experienced musicians and producers to help me produce an album. I also wanted individuals with a high level of professionalism and passion for developing great new music.

ZodLounge is a perfect fit- after visiting their studio for a week in Nashville, Licia (my fiance!) and I decided to start working with them on our new album :) We will begin recording in early June, immediately following the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, and will continue recording through August.  We're shooting for a release date in November 2012.

The album will be 5-7 original tracks, many of which have never been heard before. My songs are all stories. They creative and different, and I am incredibly excited to bring them to life in the studio so that I can share them with you! Below is the funding breakdown:

Remember!, Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING, meaning you don't get charged a penny unless the project becomes fully funded- scary!

Production cost details are as follows:

Total Cost: $7,500

  • Recording, Editing, and Mixing: $5,000
  • Mastering: $500
  • Graphic Design: $500
  • Pressing and Packing 1,000 CD's: $1,500                                 

*If I raise more than $7,500, I will probably extend the length of the album in addition to promoting and marketing its release :)

So now what? Maybe you're my close friend or family member.  Maybe you're a mild acquaintance, or maybe you just stumbled onto this page by accident.  However you are got here!, I now officially invite you to become a backer and partner with me on this adventurous project!

STEP 1: LOOK AT THE REWARDS LIST → → → → →
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE REWARDS PACKAGE :)
STEP 3: LIKE THIS ON FACEBOOK
STEP 4: TWEET IT
STEP 5: You're Done! Woot! You are now an official Backer! THANK YOU!
Ps feel free to listen to some of my newer music while you look :)

*videos recorded by Jonny Anderson

UPDATES will be posted regularly on this site, so come back and visit SOON!

ALSO...

A HUGE thanks to the following local businesses! They have each contributed in big ways to making this project a reality!

The Baker House

Around the Clock 

Minuteman Press

Jersey Mike's 

Exclusively Napa

The Raue Center

___________________________ (more back-story below)

What I've Been Up To Since American Idol

In 2006, I made it onto the 5th season of American Idol into the top 24 as a finalist.  I sang mostly crooner songs such as Frank Sinatra's "The Summer Winds" (see video below). 

After leaving the show, I received a degree in music education from University of Illinois in Champaign, IL (Go Illini!). After graduating, I began performing as a vocalist in Chicago, where I met Mike Potts, a local jazz pianist. We exchanged information, and before long we started a jazz duo/dueling pianos group called Felix and Fingers. Check us out! 

I also started a private vocal studio, where I teach voice and song-writing to some amazingly fun and talented High School students. 

I started dating Licia after graduating, and we recently got engaged! (see video below).  She happens to be an incredible vocalist, and will be on most of the album tracks :) Woot!

Back-story concludes....

Thanks once again for checking out this Kickstarter project. I hope you consider becoming a backer and spreading the word to others around!!!

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    TELL ME A FAVORITE PERSONAL STORY OR MEMORY AND I WILL TURN IT INTO AN ORIGINAL SONG AND RECORD IT JUST FOR YOU! (I am SO excited about doing this- please choose this one, if not for you, then for someone else! :) ) + pre-release digital download + Making of DVD + Limited Edition T-Shirt + Your Name Listed On the Album Liner Notes + 2 VIP Tickets to Album Release Concert

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